The Best Therapeutic Massage in Town! P500 ($10) for 4 hours of Reflexology Massage!

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Discover the best therapeutic massage behind this gate by therapist, Bing Chua. Unbelievable?

I learned this from a good friend, Jeeves and Bing is a reflexologist who came from a 10 years therapist experience in Canada and recently Taiwan. He is a very meticulous person and his reflexology is superb. I know this because my cousin studied in Aksem in Dian taught by Dr. Manubay and I feel the difference. Now, there is an important difference between a Swedish Massage vs. a Reflexology Massage. In the former, you are just using the palm of your hands with oil and rub it along the skin. In Reflexology, it massages pressure points in the body to release any blockage and the theory is all the different organs of our body have a nerve point connected with our hands and feet. In a sense, if you have a lot of ailments, the reflex methodology could be painful but after which you’ll feel relieved and glad you did it. Some of his clients claimed that he is able to cure stroke patients because of his technique but he is too humble to admit it.

I arrived 2.30pm. The massage starts with a 15 mins. feet massaging test. I tried to take a picture here and this was the only picture I was able to sneak of myself. Bing courteously asked me not to take his picture or some of the equipment he is using. I kindly obliged. If you look at the picture above, it’s like rocks and it vigorously vibrates. I’ll tell you if you are not healthy and a lot of blockage in your veins, you won’t survived 1 minute in this machine. As expected I did not, and It was very painful πŸ™ After this test, there is a makeshift steam bath using a cofta chair and a cover enough to cover your entire body when sitted and it has a hole so that only your head would stick out. Ok this is not your sauna ambiance, but you’ll perspire a lot and I did not last the prescribed 15 minutes. The theory is, the steam would also remove a lot of toxins for your body and would prepare/ soften your body for the 4 hours marathon massage!


Now the fun part, but here is the catch first. There is no ambiance — period. Expect an electric fan cooled room with a restroom so that you can take a cold shower after the steam bath. There is a foldable massage bed where Bing does the massage marathon. If you don’t like this, he is also available for home massages with additional transportation fee depending on the location. Once you transcend the ambiance, its heaven all the way πŸ™‚ He would shut off the lights, and play this relaxing instrumental background music.

The Reflexology Massage Routine (as I remember because I kept on sleeping throughout)
1. It starts with 15mins of reflexology massage of your left foot then another 15 mins for your right foot. This is painful but for those who have tried reflexology, he has the right pressure and you’ll really feel relieved after wards. After the feet, he reflex your hands and arms (both left and right) for another 30 mins.
2. Then, you turn around and the first pass of the massage of the back focusing on your shoulders and the lower back — (sarap :). I told him I was stressed that is why these are the focus areas. After which, he reflexed the back of the head. This one I did not like because of the pressure on the head. Then he goes back to massage the back again (shoulders, lower back) and then the back of my legs and feet. This time he also massages your buttocks and reflexology in this part is really good. (for women, he has an woman assignment who does the sensitive massages). Then for the last time, a third pass of the entire back — Imagine that! I estimated the entire routine to have last 2 hours! (because when I checked in the watch it is 6.30pm already)
3. I thought it was finished but, I had to turn around for the entire body massage facing up. By this time, I was still perspiring because of the steam effect and because it is not air conditioned (which might be a good idea actually). At this time, he massages from the chest, to the stomach, the back of the head, and your face. As the massage finishes, he performs these stretching that I’ve never experienced in any of the spa massages I’ve been to. ( I’ve been to a lot of the popular ones cause I’m an addict when it comes to this things) Also, he would make you lie on your sides and do reflexology on the side muscles and take the opportunity to do further stretches as well. All of this for another 2 hours!

For me it was actually a total of 5 hours and we finished 8.30pm and I was late for Nick’s birthday party celebration. For me, this was the best massage ever! Although, to tell you honestly, I was bothered by the ambiance. But Bing reflexes the right points with his callous experience hands that I’ve never experienced before. He was so meticulous with the details that he is like a perfectionist when he performs and ensures that no point in your body gets un noticed. Last thing, your body will be bug-bog (battered) after this, so no sports activity in the next five days πŸ™ Probably next time, I’ll just try the home service as long as I can provide Bing the right bed for him to perform his therapeutic massage.

Now, I’m guilty that I only gave him a tip of P50 but with a blog post πŸ™‚

Anton

MORE INFORMATION:

REFLEX THERAPY CENTER
San Antonio Abad Subd., Maybunga Pasig City
“Need relief from pain, stress, and poor blood circulation. “
STEAM BATH Plus 4 in 1 Session Therapy combination of:
Reflexology, Shiatsu, Accupressure, and Swedish therapeutic massage.
0916-293.0534. 0919-592.5585

Here are the directions, if you are going from Ortigas, go past the fly libis road and over the Rosario bridge (1st bridge).
Turn right on the second street called C. Raymundo and this is in between a vacant lot with car wash and Shell gas station.
C. Raymundo is a long street that ends in the pasig rotunda and the place is directly in the middle.
Your landmark would be the MySpa sign where you need to slow down. You will see St. Therese Hospital on the left and Lola Idang’s Pansit Malabon on the left (small store). This is your cue to turn right along Narra Street going to San Antonio Abad.
The Narra street is short, turn right at the end, and then turn left which is a dead end street but you should be able to see the Maroon gate in the picture.

UPDATE 1/17/2006 – One of my readers, Glenda, informed me that he already increased his rates to P500 but it is air conditioned, clean and smells nice already. Still not bad for the best massage in town πŸ™‚


33 thoughts on “The Best Therapeutic Massage in Town! P500 ($10) for 4 hours of Reflexology Massage!

  1. THIS IS SO COOL!!! I agree with you – you should feel guilty that you only gave P50 as tip… =D Thanks for this post! Will definitely check this out!

  2. di bale, it is P50 and a blog post so I do hope it worth some thing for him, hehehe… Did not inform him that I would put this on my blog but feel free to call him.
    Enjoy! bugbog lang pagkatapos…
    Anton

  3. thanks for this info! was searching the web for massage at home, but the way you described it parang i want to go there na lang. not too far rin naman from my place. thanks again!Ü

  4. I agree with you,The whole session is really terrific.He did’nt count on time but to finish the whole massage therapy session.It’s like he’s doing it with a devotion.But the area is now air-conditioned.nag thorough cleaning pala sya ng lugar so the air-con was not put for almost 3 weeks.Am really quite satisfied.

  5. Wow, its aircon na? time to go back! Thanks ha for the feedback πŸ™‚ I’m glad that you are quite satisfied with this little secret, hehehe πŸ™‚ Atsaka, that’s passion in massage, pulido pa gumawa πŸ™‚

  6. Dear Anton,
    Thank you for your very interesting and truly informative website. For an expat like me, this is something truly priceless.
    We are very interested to avail the service of Bing Chua. We are coming to the Philippines from California, next week and would very much like to experience this. Would he be willing to do the service in our hotel? We will be at the Linden Suite and there will be at least three of us in my family who would like to experience this. His charges is so cheap, so we are willing to pay him much much much more if he is really that good. Please let us know. Take care…..
    Jun

  7. AS AN EXPAT WHO LIVES (AND OUT OF) THE PHILIPPINES, I HAVE BEEN A CLIENT AT AKSEM ON DIAN ST. SINCE APPROX. 1989. ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS THAT NOT ONLY IS IT A FANTASTIC SERVICE, A GREAT VALUE, BUT THEY ARE TRULY PROFESSIONAL AND CARING PEOPLE. I LOOK FORWARD TO EACH AND EVERY TRIP TO MANILA, AND MY VISITS TO AKSEM. LIFE IS GOOD, AND AS SOON AS MY NEW CONDO ON EDSA IS COMPLETED, MY VISITS WILL GO BACK TO A WEEKLY BASIS AND I AM SURE MY HEALTH WILL BE BETTER FOR IT.
    THANKS FOR BEING THERE.
    SEAN PAUL

  8. I’ve been feeling under the weather lately, and have been thinking of getting a good massage to get the toxins out. This post (or it’s twin) is a good sign that I need a massage!!!!

  9. Expect pain. As Bing would say, “No pain, no gain.” Last I heard it’s P 600 a session. Theraphy is just an advocacy service as Bing manages a trucking business which is his primary profession. Doing a marathon massage is his way of exercising.
    His post massage prescription, stretch every morning.

  10. Sir Bing is the best reflex and accupressure therapist. Devoted kasi sa trabaho nya to heal kung cooperative ang receiver at alam nyang sya rin mgheal sa ailments nya… Cool pa si Sir Bing kasi may basic lecture sa haba ng oras ng process nya di ka maiinip. The service is cheap(around 700 na ata) for the overall healing experience. Try it for yourself.

  11. just arrived from a far far place, hope to visit him again cz really could’nt find one like him who’s really dedicated to work.heard he’ll be transferring to cubao QC. finally a good access to transpo.
    thank you so much anton, this blog post a great help to us needing a great massage.

  12. hello… im really interested with the massage but im not sure where sir bing is. is he in cubao already or still at pasig? tnx

  13. I rather like the pose, as I find it very classic pin- up art. Any girl asβ€˜ every man’ s dream’ as Mai really has no reason to pose in a too overtly sexual manner. Something about the pose reminds me of some classic piece of Shinkiro art from forever ago that I can’ t quite put my finger on… could be my imagination, oh well. I’ m sure I’ ll be giving her a higher score in my records that Shingo, but I look at these things differently and also am an admitted Toushirou superfan and total Mai Shiranui worshiper. …

  14. Hi there, is Sir Bing still avaiable for the massage service. As i been having neck pain all way down to the spine due to bad sleep posture.
    I would be glad if someone can confirm this, i am staying at Renaissance Hotel.
    Thx in advance

  15. This is a great info. I tried to get a reservation for my boyfriend 3 weeks ago but mang Bing was fully booked for the month. He finally called me today and we got a slot! My boyfriend’s appointment today is at 9:00 and I’m so excited for him. =)
    Quennie

  16. http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/reflex.html
    Reflexology is based on an absurd theory and has not been demonstrated to influence the course of any illness. Done gently, reflexology is a form of foot massage that may help people relax temporarily. Whether that is worth $35 to $100 per session or is more effective than ordinary (noncommercial) foot massage is a matter of individual choice. Claims that reflexology is effective for diagnosing or treating disease should be ignored. Such claims could lead to delay of necessary medical care or to unnecessary medical testing of people who are worried about reflexology findings.

  17. you can reach him at his cel no 09162930534, that tel no 6278208 was no longer in used for the past 3 years na.kindly be updated

  18. Thanks Anton! I’ve been trying to find a good massage therapist in the Philippines. Unfortunately, Bing is fully booked. Can you recommend some more massage places please?
    David

  19. Just called the residence of Sir Bing Chua, his wife told me that he’s in severe condition with cancer (I didn’t ask out of shyness.) and isn’t able to perform his reflexology.
    My prayers go out to him and his family and for him to have a speedy recovery.

  20. Hello Sir Anton, I texted their numbers pero wala pong sagot. Do you think they are still operating or he is still suffering from his illness?

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